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Aug 16, 2013 12:00am PDT
to earlier between how science deals with this question and how lawyers deal with this question is that you actually get a fundamental disconnect between the two systems. so you mentioned that lack of emotional control or lack of ability to control your preferences might lead to insanity, but, in fact, in most jurisdictions as you know, that's not true. after hanky was acquitted under the american law institute test because he could not control his behavior, congress in most state jurisdictions changed the law, got rid of the lack of emotional test, the a.l.i. test and now in most jurisdictions, the nontest requires that you demonstrate that you can't distinguish right from wrong. so now we have, and again, the law uses science for the law's own purposes, but what is problematic here is the disconnect. from the criminal side, if you lack emotional control, you go to prison because you can't win under the test because the test doesn't apply. when you walk out of prison and you lack emotional control, you get civilly committed. so what we have is a fundamental disconnect between how we view p
Aug 17, 2013 3:15pm EDT
. instead, it explores the roots of early american technology and science, and these are forces that steadily transformed this country first into an industrial superpower and only then into a geopolitical one. now, accounts of such inventiveness are the stuff of legend. we talk about the wright brothers, thomas edison, steve jobs, steve wozniak and, of course, we could add many others, henry ford, bill gates, local boy makes good comes into, comes to mind. and we often hear this phrase only in america, and it's often associated with these kind of figures. only in america could two bicycle mechanics launch an aviation industry and so forth. now, what's important here is that all of these figures share a number of key traits. well, one, they were largely or wholly self-taught. that is, they were not products of formal education. as a result, they had freed themselves from the constraints of conventional wisdom and traditional authority. they preferred practical solutions to theoretical discussion. they were, in essence, engineers not mathematicians. in other words, they were supre
Aug 20, 2013 2:00pm PDT
&t. now backing to chris and "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." those science deniers over at the gop are getting served with another raft of scientific evidence that climate change is real and a big problem for everyone. an upcoming united nations report outlined in "the new york times" will show "scientists who were confident before have even more confidence that climate change is real, due to us, it's a threat to us, and the urgency to act is even greater than ever. now enter the republican party where proven science is merely one of the few, well one of a few theories. >> scientists all over this world say that the idea of human induced global climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated out of the scientific community. it is a hoax. there is no scientific consensus. >> carbon die ox died, mr. speaker, is a natural by-product of nature. carbon dioxide is natural. it occurs in earth. it is a part of the regular life cycle of earth. in fact, life on planet earth can't even exist without carbon dioxide. >> what is the republican plan to deal with carbon emissio
Aug 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
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Aug 21, 2013 9:30am EDT
concern. - new science thinks memory loss can be reversed. - improving your physical fitness to improve your brain health. - even as we age. - our brain, it's the most changeable part of your whole body. - are games the answer? - so, your brain really has to work hard to rapidly notice who that is and store it in memory. - unlocking the secrets of brain health. also "inside e street," a surprising poll on happiness. "inside e street" is made possible by... - auto and home insurance from the hartford. more than 200 years of helping to protect what's most important. for information about our program for drivers 50 and over, including how to find an agent, visit - from the heart of the nation's capital, and around the country, you're "inside e street," with lark mccarthy. - have you ever forgotten a name that you should know or been unable to remember something you did recently? these so-called "senior moments" sometimes cause concern, that they might be a symptom of something more serious. check with your doctor to rule that out, and know that hopeful news could
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Aug 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
a few years later. after earning a phd in political science at mit, he went to work for a washington think tank with a government contract to evaluate the effectiveness of the great society's anti-poverty programs. murray's ground breaking research transformed him from a liberal to a libertarian helped transform the nation's welfare policy as well. >> reporter: was there a eureka moment in your research? >> there was. i came across a source which had calculated the poverty rates back to world war ii, and poverty rate had been going down, even faster before the war on poverty. that was the moment i said it is only after the war on poverty was a few years on it slowed. >> it stopped. >> it stopped. >> reporter: his book "losing ground" not only concluded the war on poverty failed to help people out of poverty but had devastating con kwenss for an underage stock on dependency. >> findings were controversial. >> very much so. conventional wisdom now. >> they were conventional wisdom by the early 1990s. >> when you can, you must work because welfare should be a second chance, not a way of
Aug 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
they could lose their jobs. we'll explain why. >>> also, an out of the box science lesson. how hiphop is being used in the south bay to understand the mysteries of the universe. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff rainier i. cloud cover moving across the bay area. making a beautiful picture in fremont. we'll talk more about the humidity, how long it lingers plus the possibility of thomas in that seven-day forecast. >>> it opened to great fanfare. a gala, after party and opening day celebration. the exploratorium new home drew a lot of attention but apparently not the crowds it was expecting. now nearly 20% of the workforce may be slashed. nbc bay area stephanie trong is live in san francisco. we're talking about people who worked there for decades. >> reporter: the mood pretty somber for some. since its april opening at pier 15, exploratorium management says the crowds have actually doubled what they were at the old site, the palace of fine arts. planners were expecting a lot more. >> it's my first time here. >> reporter: it can be love at first sight for many kids here at the explorator
Aug 16, 2013 10:00pm PDT
to go to another meeting, from the breast cancer fund, we have my two science leaders, [inaudible] and janet gray, so science questions galor, they can handle them all, policy questions, we'll have to deflect some of those to nancy for another time, so what i'm going to present today is what we call our healthy home and healthy world tours, i'll talk a little bit about who the breast cancer fund is and then we're going to walk through kind of the rooms in your home talking about tips for avoiding exposures that are linked to breast cancer and i will talk a little bit about the different chemicals, where they're found, things you can do to avoid them and also some policies, and then we'll kind of go beyond the home to talk about the kinds of exposures that might be not within our control in the house but elsewhere. and it looks like i have videos so that is good. so, the breast cancer fund is a national organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating the environmental exposures linked o the disease, mostly we talk about chemicals and radiation that are linked to bre
Aug 16, 2013 8:00pm PDT
. >>> it's time for some science. we're going to start with science of the slithery kind. by now you've probably seen this video. >> yes. >> super-duper viral. copperhead. the body is still moving. then you see the copperhead's detached head biting its own tail. >> oh, it just bit itself. >> this is so weird. >> wow. >> it's been viewed well over a million times. >> it's gross. >> why? >> get the answer to this video we're going to bring in our science guy. >> hey, zach. >> what's up? >> so many questions about this. why? why can it do this? >> because of its metabolism. >> you got to tell us more than that. >> so, reptiles have very low resting metabolisms which basically means they can survive with less energy in their bodies. a snake's head, after it's been decapitated, can actually survive consciously for up to an hour after it's died. it can still sense and move after it's been decapitated. >> so this isn't witchcraft, black magic? >> no. >>> all right. we're going to go from creepy to just plain cool. >> this is the i door can. it's a wi-fi doorbell that allows you to see who i
Al Jazeera America
Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
of penn state's earth system science center, heidi coen, and claus jacob. why the reluctance of some americans to trust the science. >> in 2002 there was an internal memo leaked from frank luntz. and he was advising his clienting that the public was becoming convinced that there was a scientific consensus s surrounding the issue of climate change. but based on his focus grouping and polling, there was still a narrow window of opportunity left to insert doubt, to manufacture doubt and uncertainty, to cloud the public discourse over this issue, and that's exactly what vested interests have done over the past ten years. they have spent literally hundreds of millions of dollars in a major disinformation campaign. a campaign aimed at confusing the public. and that's why we see this gulf between where the scientists stand, whereas you said 97% of scientists in this field concur with the accepted fact that climate -- that climate is changing, the global is warming, it's due to human activity, and if we continue on this course we'll see devastating impacts. so there is a gulf between where s
Comedy Central
Aug 15, 2013 11:30pm PDT
on the humannities and social sciences, created by the american academy of arts and science. and you have a new report called the heart of the matter. first of all, what is the american academy of arts and sciences? >> it's -- >> is that a taxpayer boondoggle? >> you will be sorry to hear that it isn't. >> stephen: all right. >> it's a scholarly society that represents people across all the fields of learning. >> stephen: was's your field of learning before we get in this. >> my degree is in english. >> stephen: english major, you went for the-- (cheers and applause) >> stephen: all right. you went for the big cash. >> that's right. >> stephen: all right. >> now i'm on your show. >> stephen: all right, yeah. it worked out. >> uh-huh. >> stephen: let's give the humannities the colbert bump. all right, you lament. we can do it, we can do it if you want. there you go. (cheers and applause) you lament in this report the fall of the humannities in our universities. people are not becoming humannities majors any more. why do you think that is? >> well, you overstated. it's not some of the decline as
Comedy Central
Aug 20, 2013 11:30pm PDT
and psychology. do we need every "ology"? (laughter) >> you know, we should teach every science to every student every year all the way through school. >> stephen: astrology? (laughter) >> i said science. that's astronomy. >> stephen: astrology is more of an a science because it has the "ology" in there. >> we should teach them every year. not just tenth grade for biology 11th grade for chemistry --. >> stephen: 12th grade for atrolg. some people do better with aries, a taurus does better than w astrology. the (applause) >> you know, i -- (laughter) where were you going with this? >> stephen: what's your birthday? i'll do your chart. >> you do that? >> stephen: i dabble. >> have you ever found it to work? >> stephen: yes! very often initiating conversations with friends leads to greater understanding and contentment in the workplace. what's your birth day? >> october 15. >> stephen: oh, you're a libra! this is all making sense to me now. libra. (laughter and applause) conservative voters gave you 100% rating. >> the lead of conservation voters. >> stephen: conservation voters? my apologies. that
Aug 16, 2013 9:30am PDT
but still -- >> biting its own tail. >> the freaky science behind the viral hit. >> oh, it just bit itself. >>> plus, a dancer back flipping out of control and a kid who is too tired to travel. >> dade they check her pulse? >>> never a good idea in my opinion to get into a road rage incident when you're riding a motorcycle. right there. see that white car? kind of swerved into the lane of the motorcycle rider. that motorcycle rider did not like that one bit. gave him a piece of his mind as he drives by. the guy in the car seems to do it again. that sparks several minutes of back and forth rage. you see the biker get in front of the car. he slows down but the biker is not alone. he's got friends. so they backed his car in and slow down. eventually that car goes by and takes off. the next minute is a chase. >> so stupid. just let it go. there's nothing worth this. >> the biker s do catch up with that car again. they want to fight this guy now? >> looks like it. >> well -- >> the driver pulls up ahead. here's where it gets real dangerous. >> what are you doing? >> the guy in the car slams it
Aug 17, 2013 12:00am PDT
their curiosity. science teachers in the bay area and around the country will call it their professional home, artists will continue to collaborate with scientists here. and science education institutions around the world will benefit from the research and the innovation that will occur here. this has been a true journey, long, and rewarding. a culmination of years and planning and hard work, not just by the exporatorium staff and board, about whom i can't say enough. [ applause ] but also by the city and the state including many of you here today. the exporatorium is really all about collaboration. collaborativive learning, collaborative decision-making and collaborative management. and this process has been a true collaboration, bringing together the staff and the board, government agencies, neighborhood associations, our fellow san francisco museums and many other con stitcies. >> raising the money to turn this bold vision into a reality was a true labor of love for the board. two factors made our job actually quite easy. first, everyone in the bay area loves the exporatorium. [ applause ]
Aug 17, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >>> a. k one of 26 states of that joined forces to improve science education. group came up with big changes on how science is taught from kindergarten through high school. the board of education is expected to adopt the new standards this fall. they will most likely be implemented the follow year. but as abc7 news anchor dan ashley reports, some teachers aren't waiting around. >> reporter: you may know san francisco's exploratorium as a hands-on museum, but it is also a cutting edge training site for teachers. the exploratorium has run a summer training session for science teachers for more than 25 years. >> this thing here is called. >> the program is so popular, the staff has to turn away every two of three teachers who apply. but now the exploratorium has moved to a new, much larger build soggy it will be able to accept a lot more teachers. the timing is perfect because california is getting brand new science standards tore -- for all grades. teachers have to learn to put them in action. >> we are so happy to see the new next generation science standards because this is what the
Aug 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
park on hudson street. >>> california is one of 26 states that have joined forces to improve science education. the group came up with big changes on how science is taught from kindergarten through high school. california's board of education is expected to adopt the new standards this fall. they will most likely be implemented the follow year. but as abc7 news anchor dan ashley reports, some teachers aren't waiting around. >> reporter: you may know san francisco's exploratorium as a hands-on museum, but it is also a cutting-edge training site for teachers. the exploratorium has run a summer training program for science teachers for more than 25 years. >> this thing here is called -- >> the program is so popular, the staff has to turn away every two of three teachers who apply. but now the exploratorium has moved to a new, much larger building so it will be able to accept a lot more teachers. the timing is perfect because california is getting brand new science standards for all grades. teachers have to learn to put them into action. >> we are so happy to see the new next generation
Aug 14, 2013 10:00pm PDT
, the dark ages of science in america. this day calls you. to fight chronic osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, you will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing skin or eyes. tell your doctor about all your medicines, including those for migraine and while on cymbalta, call right away if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles or serious allergic
Aug 19, 2013 4:30am EDT
. and that's what we call the hypothalamic pituitary testicular axis. and those of you who study the science understand what i'm talking about. you need proper brain chemistry to, through these very important glands, hypothalamus and pituitary, to communicate with the gonads >> in doing the research for the show john, and i was reading about, testosterone levels in men usually peak around dawn, like four, five o'clock in the morning now. in ancient times it's because we were going out hunting and gathering in doubt killing things to bring back for food. >>> talks to the issue of morning erections >>> men lose this, that doesn't happen for them anymore, right? >>> for moral, ethical, consensual sexual reasons. we are procreative creatures. it's in our genetic code whether we are consciously aware of it or not. >> creatures. man is been pretty good at it. because i remember reading that we only started out with two people, and now were about 7 billion. so we're really good at procreating. the sexual responses given to us by the universe or mother nature. we are tested to see if we are capable
Aug 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to lose them. the fire at this point is 10% contained. >>> still to come, science fiction becomes science reality. the south bay company using star trek as inspiration. and what would you do if you found nearly $7,000 in an envelope? what one california man did and why he says he would do it again? and just for vip's, facebook's new focus and how they are facing off against twitter. >> i am abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel and fog is back in the picture. we will look at your wake up weather plus the changes that are coming us a step closer to the kind of computing you see in science fiction. abc7 news reporter jonathon bloom explains the new feature that lets you ask your computer a direct question and get a simple answer. >> hello computer. >> to the characters in star trek talking to a computer is commonplace. but down here on earth we still usually type in searches with a keyboard. >> keyboard, how quaint. >> dl are a few trekies working. they have come up with this. >> what am i doing this weekend? >> here is your agenda. first up, the next hotel reservation is at omni chicago ho
Aug 20, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. then what was "oh, boy"? great restraint on my part. there's nothing wrong with the science here. perhaps you mean a different thing than i do when you say "science." okay, how's that? you actually had it right in the first place. once again, you've fallen for one of my classic pranks. bazinga! now, here's a peculiar e-mail. the president of the university wants me to meet him at his office tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. why? doesn't say. must be an emergency. everyone at the university knows i eat breakfast at 8:00 and move my bowels at 8:20. yes, how did we live before twitter? i guess you'll find out what it is in the morning. that's 14 hours away. for the next 840 minutes, i'm effectively one of heisenberg's particles. i know where i am or i know how fast i'm going, but i can't know both. how am i supposed to carry on with this huge annoying thing hovering over my head? yeah, i know the feeling. ♪ our whole universe was in a hot, dense state ♪ ♪ then nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started... wait! ♪ ♪ the earth began to cool ♪ the autotrophs began to drool, neanderth
Aug 16, 2013 6:00pm PDT
-hop and science. ahead at 6:00. a teacher with a unique approach. >>> and how soda may impact your child's behavior. >>> and i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. plenty of sunshine by the afternoon, but look at what's back -- yes, the fog at the golden gate bridge. we'll have the fog factor forecast coming up. plus the details on thunderstorms in your seven day. [ male announcer ] what is performance? 0 to 60? or 60 to 0? [ tires screech ] how a car performs in a quarter-mile? [ engine revs ] or a quarter-century? is performance about the joy of driving? or the importance... of surviving. to us, performance is not about doing one thing well. it is about doing everything well. because in the end... everything matters. the best or nothing. that is what drives us. >>> the fbi is investigating the extortion plot involving nude photos and the new teen usa. the 19 year old says a person contacted her in march and claims to have images of her from her own webcam. the sender threatened to make the images public unless the teen sent nude photograph the of herself. she went to the authorities w
Aug 17, 2013 8:00am PDT
. >>> california is one of 26 states who have agreed to improve science education. california's board of education is expected to adopt new standards this fall, and they would most likely be implemented the following school year. but as anchor dan ashley reports, some teachers aren't waiting around. >> reporter: you may know san francisco's exploretorium as a hands-on museum, but it's also a cutting edge training site for teachers. they have run a summer training program for science teachers for more than 25 years. >> this thing here is called a finekitescope. >> reporter: the program is so popular, the staff has to turn away two of every three teachers that apply. but now the exploretorium has moved to a new, much larger building, so they will be able to accept more teachers. the timing is perfect because california is getting brand new science standards for all grades, and teachers have to learn how to put it into action. >> we were so excited to see the new generation science standards because this is what the exploretorium has been doing for erv. >> reporter: the new standards call for more ha
Aug 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
to watch how much soda your kids drink. the new science that suggests a link to behavioral problems. >>> in egypt another 670 people were killed -- another 60 people were killed by protesters of ousted president mohammed morsi. hundreds ran author their lives with -- ran for their lives as gunfire ripped through. the muss rim brotherhood -- muslim brotherhood dubbed today a day of rage in fighting that killed more than 600 people. many leaders including president obama have called for peace but so far the president has resisted calls to cut off sizable aid the u.s. gives to the egyptian military. >> to the extent the military continues to use excessive force in trying to gain control and stablize the country, i think that will be a little option, but either for the president or congress when it returns to suspend that economic assistance and military assistance. >> reporter: cohen says it's unclear if it would help since the $1.2 billion is a drop in the bucket compared with money from gulf states. protesters plan to continue until morsi is put back in office. >>> students returned
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Aug 20, 2013 9:00pm PDT
our kids to pay for this garbage. >> it's science. oh, that's right. republicans don't believe in science. they don't believe in science. they don't believe in preserving forests. they don't believe in any of that. >> you don't think that there's a little bit of this cgetting ot of hand? you really needed a study to -- >> a federal study. >> of american taxpayers and put it towards that? >> no, the point ises that you're upset about studies. any kind of study that is science that goes to human behavior, because the conservatives, they actually all believe the same anyway. you all believe that gay marriage, you know, is bad, guns are good, so, why spend money on any science? >> so, what's the scientific application in policy terms of that study on the freshman 15? >> ah, i don't know, considering that i put on my own 15 and lost it. >> what about the simulated prom? really? does the government need to spend money on that? >> yes. it had to do with communication between people who are playing games and in this world of communicating over social media, yes. >> you are willing to r
Aug 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
hunters point. i've been a high school person over a year now. i didn't think i'd like science but college students and high school teams taught me how to teach science in a fun way. i learned part of the cal and teach other people about it in front of the large groups but the most important thing i've learned is i want to produce my education and become a youth you counselor and help others. so if it wasn't for me working there i wouldn't know what i wanted to do with my own life. thank you >> you thank you. i actually dissected a frog with my daughter. i'm a member of the tounldz hall. we help out 70 organizations to encourage your support for the arts. we would encourage i to support of the mayors budget proposal. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please >> hi i'm ron goldman. i want to thank you for your interest in the arts education and once again ask you to support of the mayors budget for arts funding. this funding enables and benefits programs as the san francisco symphonies. every single elementary students in grades one and every neighborhood of this city. so across the
Aug 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT
they have to sit in a classroom. talking anything about the history my science. they're like a student. this is a way that inspired we're the how to governor the country and better. this is a way to upgrade may be anything like science and history. it's very bottom all the way up they're still upgrading their knowledge. in america you don't go back to yale. a conventions we do they have to come to san francisco to upgrade their knowledge. i think myself as 24 years i can teach the schools how to make money. this is neutral i have a very good instrument even though i have no health care. when i go to dental office i don't go to there every year. i am healthy than you or i know you're not healthy. i tell you i have a lot of secret way to make people healthy. like go to see the doctor and somebody get sick everything is running 25 percent of our money is going to health. i put that in my pocket i eat good interest >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names) hello again commissioners i want to put my $0.02 on the issues. you know, i've been driving a cab for 24 years. i don't
Aug 14, 2013 7:00pm PDT
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Aug 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
ethics and contemporary science, "all must have prizes", "the sex-change society" feminized britain and the neutered male, "america's social revolution" in 2001, "the ascent of woman" a history of the suffragette movement and "londonistan" that we talked about a little bit how britain has created a terror state within came out in 2006 and "the world turned upside down" the global battle over god truth and power in 2011 and finally just had a "guardian angel" came out. it is her autobiography. if you would like to participate in our conversation 202-58-5880 for those of you in the east and central timezones 585881 and if you live in a mountain and pacific timezones go ahead and start dialing in. if you can't get her on the phone lines we have social media. you can go to her facebook page and you will see whether there is a top if you want make a comment or question for melanie phillips and send in its week at the tv is our twitter handle. finally an e-mail booktv at -- "guardian angel" come could have published it? >> guest: this is very exc
Aug 14, 2013 8:00pm EDT
's going to be a fabulous example for river watersheds throughout the world. up next science writer annalee newitz recounts the mass extinctions that have taken place in the earth's 4.5 billion years system's and how the earth can survive the catastrophic disaster. this is an hour. [applause] >> thanks so much for coming out to hear about the end of the world. and thanks to the town hall for putting on this amazing series. it's so terrific that there is science education going on especially in a time when funding is being cut to sciences at the national level so we need to keep pushing for as much science education as possible. so i just finished writing an optimistic look about the apocalypse and it didn't start out that way at all. i really did not realize that this book was going to have a happy ending and it actually started because i have been really fascinated my whole life with stories about destruction especially massive global destruction and a apocalypse is and everything from kind of the underground cannibal apocalypse to zombie stories and godzilla stories. godzilla is one of my
Aug 18, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. it will be in bookstores in september, 2013. >>> next, science writer annalee newitz recounts and present her thoughts on how humans can survive a future catastrophic disaster. this program is a little over an hour. [applause] >> thanks so much for coming out to hear about the end of the world and thanks to the town hall for putting on this amazing series. it's so terrific the public science education is going on like this, especially at a time funding is being cut to the science of the national level so we need to be pushing for as much science and education as possible. i just finished writing an optimistic book about the apocalypse and it didn't start out that way at all. i really didn't realize that this book was going to have a happy ending. and it actually started because i have been fascinated my whole life with stories about destruction, especially massive global destruction and apocalypses and everything from the underground cannibal apocalypse to those on the stories and godzilla stories. godzilla is kind of one of my spirit animals. [laughter] i wanted to a couple of years ago when i was th
Aug 21, 2013 10:00pm EDT
the switch up, we give an input, the light is the output. pogue: so, in science fair terms, a switch, then, lets electricity go through or stops it. exactly, based on the input, we change the flow of electricity. electricity on or off. it's the only language computers understand. when the switch is off, the computer reads a zero. when the switch is on, the computer reads a one. string a bunch of switches together and you can create a code. with just eight switches, you can represent any symbol on a keyboard. for a page, you need about 25,000 switches. 1.4 million will get you a second of music. photos need tens of millions. and videos? we're talking about tens of billions. the more switches, the more power. the story of the computer revolution is the story of the shrinking switch. early computers used mechanical relays and vacuum tubes as switches. building a machine with just a few thousand took up rooms of space. but the silicon transistor changed all that. because it's a material, not a machine, it's easy to shrink. smith: well, the exciting part about silicon transistors is we're actua
Aug 16, 2013 7:00am EDT
as have the national academies of science, similar scientific bodies all around the world concluding that global average temperatures are increasing over time and that this is linked to carbon emissions, to burning fossil fuels, the cost of, change and increasing temperature. those are pretty clearly established. host: and here's a treat -- we have oakland, maryland on the line. caller: how are you doing this morning? i am old enough that i can remember back when i was in college. we had local cooling and we had global freezing. then we have global warming. and then there was climate change. what i have seen happen in the last 30 years is just like the scientists who got a hold of their e-mails and found out that they were fudging the reports because they already knew what they wanted to find out. i'm not send that there isn't some kind of climate change, but people can't lose. if it's too hot, it's climate change. if it's too cold, it's climate change. now the stars. and the state of -- now the storms. in the state of west virginia, some of his comrades are looking at losing their j
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
that the temperatures aren't increasing is just plain wrong. we need to start with the science, and the science says that we have increasing temperatures and it's tributing more to the fires. >> gentlemen we'll dig into this more, but let's look at this summer, and paint us a picture of what the cost has been both in terms of dollars and homes, but also human lives. >> it certainly a terrible to see human lives being lost. in california we have had about one third of the normal precipitation this year. that is associated with climate change. and so california has been having a record number of forest fires, and if other states in the previous year, last year was much, much worst. >> and last year was one of the biggest firefighting seasons on record. sterling where you have seen the most damage? >> california is a big fire season every year. colorado the last couple of years has been particularly bad, but any of the western states are tinderboxes right now. you have 190 million acres at risk of wildfire. 40% of those are u.s. forest service. right now, colorado has been bu burning, we have lost live
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Aug 18, 2013 2:00am EDT
is doing to the national science. it's cling that it we are entering the dark ages of the science. >> david: by the way, you think we're entering the dark ages? >> i know we are. i am aware, i keep up on this. i am aware of the important medical research going on, driven toward pharmacology. they have come to a screeching halt in the middle of the program. >> david: it might be because of obamacare. >> it's not. so don't say that. >> david: it may be. the bottom line is we're not sure exactly how dangerous -- one thing we are sure about is that the sequester itself was not as bad as we were told it was. right? >> it wasn't as bad. that is great news. i say proceed with caution here. it's been a drag on the economic growth. it's likely we will see another round of sequester with the senate going over the legal spending limit later this year. that being said, we need to be smart. the area that needs it most is entitlements and -- >> david: do you believe the congress is up to it? president and congress can work together for smart, targeted cuts? we haven't seen evidence of the smartness insid
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